Highlights of the North | Six islands in one day
Explore the jaw dropping nature in the Northern Islands. This day tour will take you to six islands in one day. You will be picked up in Tórshavn, lean back and let the journey begin.
You will now head up North and enjoy all the epic landscapes and old fishing villages. After driving for one hour with waterfalls at every corner, you will reach the first destination, Klaksvík. This is the second largest town in the Faroe Islands very much anchored to its fishing tradition. From Klaksvík you will have a great view of the island Kunoy and the peaking mountain Kunoyarnakki.
From Klaksvík you will take the ferry to the island Kalsoy. You will explore the most beautiful places on the island Kalsoy including Trøllanes, Mikladalur and the Seal Woman statue, which you will find by the coastline once you have walked down the long stairs from the village. You will be told the folklore of the Seal Woman or Kópakonan. The story of the Seal Woman is one of the most well known folktales in the Faroe Islands.
You can add a hike to Kallur Lighthouse to the cart. If you do so, you will skip the Kópakonan statue in Mikladalur.
After a 20 minutes ferry ride back to Klaksvík, you will head to the island Kunoy. On your way to this island, you will enter a world of steep mountains and narrow straits. Make sure to enjoy every minute of this ride. Your tour guide will make sure that you will have the opportunity to do some photo stops along the way so you can capture the rough and beautiful mountains.
You will now hit the road again and drive further North to the village Viðareiði. You have most likely seen pictures from Viðareiði. Now you will stand by the foot of the most prominent mountain in the Northern Islands which has got a lot of photographic attention in recent years. You are gonna love the photogenic mountain Malinsfjall. Capture the authenticity on camera. You will have a spectacular panoramic view over the Northernmost islands from the village Viðareiði.
There is a packed lunch included in this tour as well as drinks. Simply meet us at the pick up point and let the tour guide show you countless fantastic sceneries.
Driving in the Northern Islands is like a never-ending show of truly epic landscapes and stunning nature. Add this 11 hour day tour to your cart.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 11 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish
Kalsoy has two famous sights one being the legendary Kallur lighthouse in the most northernly part of the island and the other attraction is the Seal Woman or Kópakonan in the village Mikladalur. The highest peak on Kalsoy is the beautiful Nestindar mountain which elevates up to 788 metres.
If you do not fancy narrow tunnels, you can park your car in the fishing town Klaksvík, which is situated on the nearby island Borðoy. From here you will take the public ferry to Kalsoy island and then the public bus to the four small villages on the island.
A famous statue located in Mikladalur on the small island of Kalsoy. Kópakonan (the Seal Woman) is one of the best-known folk tales being told on the Faroe Islands.
Klaksvík is the second largest city in the Faroe Islands. Klaksvík is very much anchored in its fishing culture. You can enjoy a great view of Kunoyarnakki from Klaksvík.
Mikladalur is a village on Kalsoy island. Mikladalur means "the great valley" and is the largest of four villages on the island. There are several beautiful turf houses in the village
The iconic statue Kópakonan stands by the shoreline in Mikladalur. In order to reach Kópakonan directly translated to the Seal Woman, you will walk down a steep hillside on good stairs. There is a great view of the nearby Kunoy island from Mikladalur.
The most popular sight in the village is the turf house with a small turfed shack beside the house. You will find this attraction when you drive down the valley and into the village.
Viðareiði is in the Northern region and the northernmost village in the Faroe Islands. Visiting Viðareiði on Viðoy island is always rewarding.
You can reach the Cape Enniberg on foot from Viðareiði. Cape Enniberg is the tallest vertical sea cliff in the world.
Kallurin is the northermost point on Kalsoy island. Here you will see the famous lighthouse and a breathtaking view. Kallur Lighthouse is a popular attraction in the Faroe Islands. The hike to the lighthouse is easy and the view is fantastic. This is a must-see destination when in Faroe Islands.
Hikes to Kallurin start from the village Trøllanes. The hike takes 1 hour each way.
When at Kallurin, you will have a great view to the west where you will see the island Eysturoy and Streymoy. When looking in this direction you will also spot the two rock formations Risin & Kellingin.
There is road connection all the way from Tórshavn to this island. When getting to Kunoy from the capital, you drive through tunnels, a bridge, an undersea tunnel and finally crossing an embankment to reach Haraldssund on the island Kunoy. From Haraldssund there is a tunnel that leads to the village Kunoy. The tunnel through the mountain has one lane only and is very narrow.
The name of the highest peak is Kúvingafjall (830 m). Kunoy translates directly to Woman island.
Borðoy is the main island in the Northern Islands. You will find Klaksvík on this island. Klaksvík is the second largest town i the Faroe Islands. The highest mountain on the Norðoy is Norðan fyri Lokkaskarð (772 m).
Pickup time : 09:00.
Transport from Tórshavn
Pickup and Drop-off from designated meeting points
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Sub-sea tunnel fee
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This memorable day tour includes meal, beverages, ferry ticket, and all fees. The Northern Island Tour is done all year round. You will be picked up at your hotel in Tórshavn. When the tour draws to a close, you will be dropped of in Tórshavn again.
You will visit six islands on this 11 hour tour the islands being: Streymoy, Eysturoy, Borðoy, Viðoy, Kunoy, and Kalsoy. That is quite a lot taking into account that there are eighteen islands in the Faroe Islands.
You will do several stops during this tour. Enjoy the village Mikladalur and the most Northern village Viðareiði.